October 23rd, 2020

Explosives, drugs found during police search warrant at southside home


By Herald on September 25, 2020.

Police work at the scene were the Explosives Disposal Unit was called in to assist with a search warrant Thursday at a southside home. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

Lethbridge Herald

More details are being released on a Lethbridge police search warrant conducted Thursday at a southside home that required the assistance of the Explosives Disposal Unit.

The Lethbridge Police Service Crime Suppression Team was on scene for the warrant at the home on the 800 block of 16 Street South when what was described as several packages of concern were found. The explosives unit was called in and confirmed the items were improvised explosive devices.

Neighbours were required to both evacuate and shelter in place while the IEDs were rendered safe and the residence was further searched.

In a posting on their social media account, the Crime Suppression Team said seven explosive devices were located, along with multiple narcotics, suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, over $13,000 in cash, stolen property and ID documents, and various items one of the suspects was prohibited from possessing.

Shaun Ryan Hlavach of Lethbridge faces several charges including: three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, 12 counts of possessing a prohibited weapon, two counts of knowingly possessing a prohibited weapon, two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, seven counts of possession of an explosive substance, two counts of possession of stolen property and three counts of possession of identity documents. Hlavach’s bail hearing was held and adjourned for September 28, 2020.

 

Allyson Lauren Deal of Lethbridge, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon. Her next court appearance is set for November 6, 2020.

 

Jocko Slade Trotter of Lethbridge, was charged with failing to comply with a release order. His next court appearance is set for November 24, 2020.

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